Lalu needs to be examined at Delhi AIIMS: Ranchi docs

RANCHI: The medical board of Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences () recommended that former Bihar chief minister should get himself examined at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences () in Delhi for his health problems.
The six-member medical board comprising a physician, cardiologist, surgeon and urologist made the recommendation after clinical tests of Lalu’s blood samples recorded a marginal rise in creatinine levels in his kidneys.

Dr Mrityunjay Sarawagi, a professor of the RIMS’s surgery department under whom Lalu was admitted to the hospital on Saturday evening, said there was no need for immediate transit to a higher medical facility.

“He has diabetes, hypertension and cardiac ailments for several years. He has been treated by several private physicians in Bihar. But we have advised him that he should get himself examined at a better institution like AIIMS,” the doctor added.

The former Union railway minister was admitted to the hospital on March 10 with a perianal abscess, a painful condition caused by formation of boil-like swellings near the anus due to infection. He was scheduled to be discharged on Wednesday.

Doctors had said that Lalu was suffering from recurrent bouts of perianal abscess since 2014 and they had recommended him a surgery to prevent the formation of fistula.

Lalu is serving jail terms in two separate cases of in Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Central Jail since January 6 this year.

Lalu was on Monday convicted by a special CBI court in a separate fodder scam case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawals to the tune of Rs 3.13 crore from the Bihar animal husbandry department from Dumka district treasury during the 1990s.

The arguments on the quantum of punishment for all 19 convicts including Lalu are expected to be heard between Wednesday and Friday.

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